Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

My Articles

February 25, 2015, 10:44 AM EST
There was a time in America when a man who shirked the duty of supporting his family was looked down on, a social outcast, a pariah, without respect and little companionship. Anyone who brought children into the world and didn't put a roof over their heads and food on the table was held in contempt, ostracized and belittled as a man who was on the very bottom rung of society, beneath the contempt of the hardworking generation of responsible citizens who built this nation and made it what it was.
February 23, 2015, 11:33 AM EST
If anybody has ever asked for a no holds barred, no rules of engagement, kill or be killed war it is the bunch of bloodthirsty radical Islamic crazies who call themselves The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS or The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL. Levant also encompasses Israel.
February 11, 2015, 12:16 PM EST
When Al Gore released his “An Inconvenient Truth” movie a few years ago he opened up a can of worms that crawl the earth to this day.
February 10, 2015, 11:10 AM EST
I only heard the sound bites from President Obama's address at the National Prayer Breakfast and don't know the full extent of his remarks. But what I got from what I did hear seemed to be a call for people to understand that what the evil ISIS is doing is not a part of Islam and that present day Christians should be carrying around the shame from events that happened many centuries ago.
February 4, 2015, 4:38 PM EST
There has never been a time in the history of America when almost half the citizens were getting some kind of government subsidy.
January 27, 2015, 2:14 PM EST
Being born in the Deep South during the days of the Jim Crow Laws, with the segregation and pervasive persecution that everyone denied but practiced under the guise of "separate but equal," I am quite familiar with prejudice.
January 20, 2015, 10:26 AM EST
The recent rash of homegrown terrorists has again raised the question of, “Why would a person born, educated and protected by his homeland suddenly turn into a vicious enemy of the state?”
January 19, 2015, 10:27 AM EST
The subject I broach in this column transcends political parties and partisan politics. It is a chronic and growing shame that should rank at the top of the pile in the business of any president and Congress, no matter which party holds the majority or who is in the White House. It is not a blanket indictment of those dedicated doctors, nurses and other health care workers who really care about our troops and, with limited resources and questionable leadership, have tried to maintain a standard of care for them.
January 13, 2015, 10:36 AM EST
The recent slaughter of Charlie Hebdo employees in Paris should have had a multifaceted and very sobering effect on the rest of the world.
January 8, 2015, 9:38 AM EST
A few days ago my wife and myself were on a trip, it was early morning and we stopped at a well-known fast food chain to get breakfast. We pulled up to the drive through only to be greeted by a surly, unhelpful voice that seemed to be irritated and bothered by customers who help pay her salary.
January 2, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
In 1959, after Fidel Castro won the coup against an evil dictator named Fulgencio Batista, expectations were over the moon that Cuba would be joining the community of democratic nations, that political repression would be lifted, human rights restored and the Cuban economy would soon boom, bringing prosperity to one and all.
December 16, 2014, 12:04 PM EST
There has long been a theory about a mysterious type of international shadow government, a confederation of world-class power players consisting of the super rich, bankers, entrepreneurs, captains of industry and politicians – the wielders of worldwide influence that reaches into the seats of political power around the world – having their collective way with governments and influential power brokers on every continent in the Western World and very possibly beyond.
December 15, 2014, 10:24 AM EST
I watched Dianne Feinstein on the floor of the Senate as she gave a summary of a five-year, forty million dollar report that really made America look like something out of the Middle Ages, complete with dungeons and hooded torturers.
December 1, 2014, 12:26 PM EST
The death of Michael Brown was a tragedy that destroyed a family, incited a riot and divided a city, and while there were sincere protests and peaceful marches carried out by truly concerned citizens who felt that the police overreacted, it was the fringe element of agitators and their followers, many of whom had less interest in justice than in looting and burning, that got the most media attention. And unfortunately, they became the face Ferguson, Missouri presented to the world.
November 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EST
For well over two centuries the United States of America has existed, in tact, through wars, depressions, civil uprisings, inept politicians and internal struggles. Our governmental system is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s far superior to the socialist and totalitarian regimes who have tried and failed so many times.
November 24, 2014, 10:56 AM EST
The recent sordid events in Ferguson, Missouri are troubling enough, but it could well be that they are merely a harbinger of much worse things to come.
November 11, 2014, 9:31 AM EST
Barack Obama has done some of the most outlandish things ever done by any president, and his administration has been one gigantic boondoggle after another, actions that leave the door wide open for valid and even constructive criticism.
October 28, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT
October 28th will be my 78th birthday, and I'm just sitting here wondering what, if anything, it represents? Will it be some significant milestone or chronological line I'll be crossing that will change my perspectives or effect my mindset, or will it alter my personality in some cynical way as so often happens to old men in their eighth decade?
October 27, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT
One of the first things I was taught as a child was to tell the truth, no matter the consequences, no matter the ramifications. It was ingrained in me from my earliest remembrances and is as much a part of me as breathing.
October 20, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT
There are times in the history of a nation when the citizens desperately need a strong leader, an authority figure, a larger than life, take charge kind of a person who can step before the cameras and microphones and assure the nation that he's taking control of the situation. We need to know that he's got our back so that when we wake up in the morning our world will not be changed beyond recognition and we can sleep through the night in safety and confidence.